Every 20th Swedish athlete has had sex with his or her coach


According to Svenska Dagbladet, a new study at the Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports reveals that 5% of 500 Swedish athletes aged 25 has had sexual relations with his or her coach, not disclosing at what age these sexual relations happened, or whether they were hetero- or homosexual, only that the typical pattern is a younger girl having sexual relations with a male coach. The Ph.D student in charge, Susanne Johansson, is not surprised, “I myself have a background in sports, and know that it is not particularly uncommon. I had actually expected it to be more than 5%”. Johansson’s 5-year-long project will go on for another 3 years, now looking at the number of sexual offenses in sports, among other things.


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